New Haven welcomes 21,800 students back to school for 2014-15

NEW HAVEN – New Haven Public Schools welcomed 21,800 students to a new year on Thursday, kicking off a year of school transformation and student engagement focused on preparing all students for success in college, career and life.
Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries started the day with visits to this year’s transformation schools – Lincoln Bassett School and the Hillhouse High School academies, where he talked to parents, students, teachers and staff. Mayor Toni N. Harp joined Superintendent Harries along with State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield and State Rep. Robyn Porter at Lincoln-Bassett School to greet students and families as they came to school.
Schools across the district welcomes back students with smiles and hugs – as well as a red carpet at Wilbur Cross High School. Ten schools welcomed new principals and one new school – Elm City Montessori School – opened its doors for the first time this year.
The New Haven Register visited Mauro-Sheridan School to capture the energy around Principal Sandy Kaliszewski’s first day. View that story, as well as First Day of School coverage by WTNH and NBC CT, by clicking the links below:
New Haven Register – New Haven sees 21,500 return to the classrooms this year
WTNH – New year, new expectations in New Haven schools
NBC CT – Students go back to school in New Haven